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The Adelaide Crows have ruthlessly crushed the Geelong Cats 73-7 on their way to a spot in the 2019 AFLW Grand Final.
Adelaide Crows 11.7.73
Geelong Cats 1.1.7
Adelaide Oval plays host to the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats in this preliminary final of the AFLW. Adelaide head in to this as favourites, and rightly so after topping the tougher group of Conference A. Join The Roar from 1:10pm (AEDT) for live scores and coverage.
When these teams met in the home and away season, it was a Sunday afternoon in Adelaide – like this match will be. Adelaide ran out winners then by 29 points.
Adelaide finished the home and away season with the best percentage by some margin, finishing 70% higher than next best Fremantle.
Geelong meanwhile scraped through into finals with the lowest percentage competition wide.
If Geelong are to stand any chance in this, they are going to need to score a lot more than they have been. Their highest score for the season was 37 in their loss to Adelaide.
The Crows go in with an unchanged lineup from their last match, while the Cats make two changes.
Geelong defenders Anna Teague and Becky Webster return from their injuries at a crucial time of the season. Phoebe McWilliams has been forced out with a broken hand, and Hannah Burchell is the unlucky one to drop out.
All signs point to Adelaide in this. Better squad, in better form, with a home ground advantage.
Adelaide by 30
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Where: Adelaide Oval
When: Sunday 24 March 1:10pm (AEDT)
TV: Fox Footy
B: D.Cox 31 S.Allan 39 C.Cramey 22
HB: D.Varnhagen 9 C.Randall 26 A.Foley 3
C: E.Phillips – C 13
HF: J.Mules 23 M.Rajcic 32 D.Ponter 15
F: E.Jones 2 C.Scheer 4 S.Thompson 14
Foll: J.Foley 24 E.Marinoff 10 A.Hatchard 33
I/C: J.McCormick 5 A.Considine 16 S.Li 19 R.Forth 27 H.Martin 6
Emerg: N.Gore 7 J.Sedunary 17
B: A.Teague 40 R.Goring 44 M.McMahon 24
HB:M.Hickey – C 18 M.McDonald 11 D.Taylor 28
C: R.Cranston 30
HF: S.Van De Heuvel 27 M.Boyd 26 J.Crockett-Grills 6
F: J.Ivey 5 K.Darby 8 A.O’Connor 14
Foll: E.Hoare 46 R.Garing 12 O.Purcell 16
I/C: D.Orr 2 M.Clifford 7 R.Webster 21 C.Blakeway 4 M.Keryk 45
Emerg: G.Clarke 17 H.Burchell 3